If you’ve lost teeth due to severe decay, you’re far from alone. Many people have dealt with this same problem, and while it’s serious, you can replace those lost teeth. Often, severe decay is caused by cavities that are left untreated or some form of gum disease. With this in mind, it’s important to remember that you’ll need to make sure your oral health is back in good shape before getting any of your lost teeth restored.
One of the most popular restoration options is dental implants. Let’s take a look at the process.
A dental implant can be installed in a single outpatient appointment where you will need to be fully sedated. This means you will need to arrange to have someone drive you to and from your appointment.
To install the titanium abutment, an oral surgeon will make a small incision in your gums to gain direct access to your jawbone. A narrow channel will be made in the bone and a titanium abutment will be screwed into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and will eventually fuse to your bones to create a very strong anchor.
After the titanium abutment has fully integrated into your jawbone, your dentist can fit it for a dental crown that is made from porcelain, gold or base metal alloys.
If this sounds like a procedure that could help change your life and your smile, then please call us today at 305-274-0425 to schedule a consultation appointment.